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Top 10 Worst Train Derailments

By Megan Haley,

On Sunday morning, a Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, leaving four dead and 60 injured, 11 critically.

The derailment occurred at about 7:20 a.m. as the train was travelling to Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

According to The New York Times, it is unclear how fast the Hudson Line train was travelling at the time of the derailment, though it was reported that the train was travelling too fast for the turn it was making.

The derailment was just one of many issues that has plagued Metro-North in the last year, reports USA Today. In May, more than 70 people were hurt when two Metro-North trains derailed after colliding near Bridgeport, Conn., and in September a power outage shutdown service for nearly two weeks.

Unfortunately this tragic derailment was not the first of it's kind that we've seen in recent years. There have been many disastrous train derailments throughout history, and here is a list of 10 of the worst train accidents, particularly derailments, since 2010.

 
 

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